Somali forces kill 3 al-Shabab militants in southern country

Somali forces murdered three al-Shabab militants in the nation’s southern region of Gedo, officials emphasized on Monday.

Commander of Somali forces unit 49, Ali Mohamed Hassan, in Bardhere town emphasized to journalists that the militants were murdered in an attack in Bulaweyn and Bakal villages along the road of Bardhere in the Gedo region.

Hassan also noted that a soldier sustained wounds during the fight.

Barre Elmi, a local inhabitant, informed Xinhua over phone, “Heavily armed forces attacked al-Shabab militants in the town, and the two sides fought for a while exchanging heavy weapons”.